When the Canadian Flag was Born
By David Smith September 25, 2009
The flag up the pole; a flashback I can see;
Nineteen Sixty-five jogged a childhood memory.
A new flag, blowing in the breeze;
The Pearson Dishrag;
Loyal subjects did sneeze.
The controversy over flag when I was a boy;
Now it represents Canada; with Great Pride and Joy.
It always was the Maple Leaf as far as Canadians are concerned.
The Union Jack, The three crosses; in school we had to learn.
The dynamics of history; how attitudes evolve.
Conflicts in life; every generation has to solve.
A flag up the pole
A controversy I could see
To look ahead to the future;
How the past affects me.